Tornado sweeps through west AL counties - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

WEATHER

Tornado sweeps through west AL counties

Source: Reform Police Department Source: Reform Police Department
Source: Rachel McRea Source: Rachel McRea
Source: Sherri McCool Source: Sherri McCool
Source: Reform Police Department Source: Reform Police Department
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

A tornado swept through western counties in Alabama Thursday evening.

The Pickens County EMA confirms downed trees and power lines in the northern part of the county, near the Reform area. Residents stated the area was unrecognizable when they saw the damage left behind.

Four people had to be pulled from a collapsed home. One of them was a child.

The child was flown to UAB Hospital for treatment.

"He was holding the baby. He said 'my wife, she's still under there,'" said the neighbor who helped rescue the family.

Trees are also down in the Palmetto area.

Several residents suffered home damage. Even so, the community rallied together to help each other. Several of them worked to drape a tarp over the blown out doors at the volunteer fire department.

The storm dumped loads of rain across the state and caused flooding in the Bessemer area.

Multiple homes in Fayette County also fell victim to the storm.

Copyright 2017 WBRC. All rights reserved.

  • WLOX First Alert Weather BlogsMore>>

  • Near-record heat expected this week

    Near-record heat expected this week

    Sunday, February 18 2018 10:22 AM EST2018-02-18 15:22:59 GMT

    Near record heat is expected for much of the week across south Mississippi. 

    More >>

    Near record heat is expected for much of the week across south Mississippi. 

    More >>
  • Record-setting heat as a cold front nears

    Record-setting heat as a cold front nears

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:24 PM EST2018-02-16 17:24:58 GMT
    Cold front approaching the coast on Friday. Before it arrives, warm temperatures will likely break records in South Mississippi.Cold front approaching the coast on Friday. Before it arrives, warm temperatures will likely break records in South Mississippi.

    For Friday, expect South Mississippi's temperatures to warm into the upper 70s and lower 80s. This will likely lead to another round of new daily records on the thermometer.

    More >>

    For Friday, expect South Mississippi's temperatures to warm into the upper 70s and lower 80s. This will likely lead to another round of new daily records on the thermometer.

    More >>
  • Pollen popping due to winter warmth

    Pollen popping due to winter warmth

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:21 PM EST2018-02-16 17:21:10 GMT
    Signs of spring already with this lovely bloom in South MS.Signs of spring already with this lovely bloom in South MS.

    The pollen outlook for South Mississippi through next Tuesday is medium to high. This means that pollen amounts will be enough to cause symptoms for some. Those prone to pollen allergies are likely to feel some effects.

    More >>

    The pollen outlook for South Mississippi through next Tuesday is medium to high. This means that pollen amounts will be enough to cause symptoms for some. Those prone to pollen allergies are likely to feel some effects.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly